Incidentally, I bought a 200ml for $10...that seems like a good price...roughly $35 for a 750ml, and I've seen 750s advertised for a good bit more than $35.
Last night I have tasted Gold and Blue with a friend of mine but by a big mistake we have tasted the Blue first and unfortunately Gold tasted quite weak after the blue and sort of wasted a nice JW Gold experience.
I believe Gold is a great , complex whisky by itself . Need to forget about last night , give it some time and taste it again.
The red one is rough, but sometimes I prefer that to the black, which is smoother and just goes down very easy like people say.
The green is full malty stuff and rightfully cost more than the black, but sometimes I prefer the black over the green.
Sometimes I even prefer the red over the green, but very rarely.
I think the green is quite close to other malts, so the black is probably the essential one, fitting the need for "easy drinking".
blue is only slightly better than gold
if i were to consider money, definitely gold, green, blue
for those who haven't tried green, you should definitely give it a try
I'm wondering if JW uses any color caramel... The black label is darker than the green...
I'm reacquainting myself with some now as a matter of fact
My stepfather often buys a bottle of Blue on his way through duty free, but even at the reduced price I still can't justify its worth. If money were no concern I'd probably be jumping between Gold and Black.
Anyhow, without factoring price into the equation, I enjoyed the gold label the most. Whoever it was above who said it reminded them almost of a brandy, I totally agree. There's a lot of fruity creamy flavors/sensations happening that reminded me a lot of brandy. It took me by surprise and I quite enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, the red label presented to me a smell sensation that reminded me too much of a very very cheap U.S. bottled scotch I drank in high school. The taste was much better thankfully, but that odd scent on the nose brought back all the wrong memories.
I find that in the realm of beverage alcohol, consumers expect price and enjoyment of the product to be relative to each other. Some exceptionally old and rare malts go into the blue label. Although I feel that perhaps the makers of johnnie walker are making a top notch product partially for the sake of luxury. How many buyers of the blue label purchase it for the appreciation of the blender's craft, the harmony of malt and grain, etc? Is it a status symbol? I feel a rant coming on so I'll stop.
I look forward to getting my hands on some to give it a try.
red 75 r$(overrated) teachers 35 r$
black 100 r$ (great price great quality)
green 175 r$
gold 300 r$
blue 700 r$(extreme overrated)
my vote from black best price you can pay here for great quality
Favourite is now the blue but I won't be buying it and think the Green & Black will be the main repeat buys.
I simply don't get this crap about JW green being superior because it's a vatted malt - not a blend. JW gold tastes like a malt to me. It's fat and oily. It's not "thin" like a blend. If there's grain in it, it can't be that much and then: who cares?
At this moment I can't decide between gold and blue, and there's no green left here, but I believe the difference is not that big. Green is so much cheeper than gold in my part of the world, so it's probably the smart choice, though the black IS a real bargain sometimes.
And yes, the grain whisky also must be at least as old as the age on the label.
lincoln imp wrote:les taylor wrote:I think the Green is very hard to beat. An amalgamation of some cracking single malts.
Out of interest which malts are used in the JW Green?
JW Green is my favourite
My opinion is that the Black is very drinkable.
The green is a good value for SMW drinkers who are limited to choosing it over other blends, but there are many equal - or lower cost - SMWs that I would pick over the green.
Cost no object I personally prefer the gold to anything else I've tasted from the range (which includes two of the blues), but like most, there are a lot of other whiskies i'd purchase first!
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